Childminder in St Leonards On Sea

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 20 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am married with one daughter. In my last OFSTED Inspection (March 2014). I was awarded OUTSTANDING in all areas (Copy of full inspection report available upon request).

I am a fully trained SENCO and have worked as a Specialist Network SEN Childminder for Hastings and St Leonard's offering short breaks for children with additional needs and able to provide Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) funding for 3 & 4 year old's and referred 2 year old's.

In 2012 I was approached by PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years) and asked to become a Local Facilitator setting up a Peer to Peer Support Network within East Sussex for Childminders, Nannies and Nurseries.

I have been a Support Childminder working with ESCC to support and assist newly registered childminders within East Sussex. and have also become a Community Childminder working closely with the Social Care teams within East Sussex.

I have also been awarded the gold tier in the new 2013 ESCC Quality Childminding Network having completed ESCC Launchpad for Quality successfully and having obtained a level 3 diploma in childcare and become an Accredited EYEE provider. I thoroughly enjoy working within the childcare industry, helping children to develop and grow.

My Experience

I have worked as a childminder since 2007 and before that I worked as an assistant to a childminder. I have co-run a very successful childminding partnership looking after 12 children in the early years age group on a daily basis gaining childcare on domestic premises rating from Ofsted, before leaving to set up a more one-to-one service from my own home.

I currently work with children aged 8 mth's to 12 years. But have worked with children from birth to 16 years of age as well as children with special needs, delayed speech, autism and also have experience with working with children with epilepsy. I promote sensory play and use bubble tubes and sensory lights and also have a dark den for sensory experiences. I use Makaton and emotion cards to further the children's learning journeys.

I offer a range of activities that help children develop: arts and crafts, home corner, dress up, messy play, interactive toys and a mini library with reading area. Our garden is well equipped with slide and mini climbing frame, water/sand/mud table, ride on toys, plus we also have a plant and grow area and all year mud kitchen and a creative corner with outdoor chalk/painting boards.

I also have a range of soft play and sensory equipment for the children to use all year round including an all weather dark den.

I also have wheelchair access to our setting.

My Qualifications

I am a Quality Assured Specialist Network SEN Childminder.
Fully registered Childminder with Ofsted awarded Outstanding (March 2014).
As a Accredited Childminder I can provide Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) funding.
I have also worked with PACEY as a Local Facilitator for East Sussex setting up a Peer - Peer Support Network for Childminders, Nannies and Nurseries and a ESCC Support Childminder for local childminders in St Leonard's and surrounding area's.

I have a Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce Qualification. And have obtained Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator status within my setting and I am a Specialist Network SEN Childminder for Hastings and St Leonard's offering short breaks for children with additional needs.

I have also been awarded the gold tier in the new 2013 ESCC Quality Childminding Network having completed ESCC Launchpad for Quality successfully and optained a level 3 diploma in childcare as well as being an Accrediited EYEE provider.

Other courses attended and Passed are:
Paediatric First Aid Training
Food Safety Training
Child Protection Level 1 and 2 Training
Child Protection Refesher Training
How to create an Affective Play Environment
Inclusion Awareness Training
Cultural Diversity Training
The Senco Role Training
SENCO Refresher Training
Disability Awareness Training
Health and Safety Training
Safe Handling of Medicines Training.
Managing Behaviour Positively Training
Working Positvely with Children with Challenging Behaviours Training
Meeting Emotional Needs to Address Challenging Behaviours Training
Makaton for Parents and Carers Training
ESCC - OAPE Toolkit Childminder Observation, Assessment, Planning & Evaluation Training
EYFS - Child's Play - Supporting and Documenting Learning Through Play Training
EYFS - Completing the Summative Assessment Record Training
Child Development - The Heart of Learning Training
Role Play and Child-initiated Learning Training
ELearning: Working with Children & Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Training
ELearning: Moving & Handlling Children & Young People Who Require Equipment and Adaptations Training
ELearning: Managing Challenging Behaviour Training
EYFS: the New EYFS Briefing Training
EYFS: EYFS in Action before the Reception Year Training
Child Development 0 to 24 Months Training
Child Development 24 - 36 Months Training
The Communication Friendly Spaces Approach Training
EYFS - Supporting the Development of PSED Training
EYFS - An Environment for Learning Training
Summative Assessment for Transition to School Training
REAL - Raising Early Achievement in Literacy Training
EYFS - Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Training
Health & Safety Refresher Training
Child Protection Refresher Training
SENCO Refresher Training
EYFS: Phonics - The Missing Link
EYFS - Attachment in Early Years Training
EYFS - Now I Know My ABC's - Developing Reading & Writing Skills in Under Fives

Also in line with the changes in the EYFS due to be implemented in September 2012 my husband has also attended training relevent to his role as an assistant these are as follows :

CYPOP5 -
Understand how to set up a home-based childcare Service

Paediatric First Aid Training
Child Protection 1 & 2 Training
Child Protection Refresher Training
EYFS: EYFS in Action before the Reception Year
Food Safety in Catering (Level 2)
Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (Level 2)
Introduction to the EYFS
Inclusion Training For Childminders
Inclusion Refresher Training for Childminders
EYFS - Now I know my ABC's Training
EYFS - One, Two, Three Buckle my Shoe Mathematics in the Early Years Training
EYFS - Three, Four, Knock at the Door Mathematics in the Early Years Training

My Availability

Availability from 26th August 2019 will be:
0 x (under 1's) - spaces available on either a full time basis or part time basis
1 x (under 5's) - spaces available on either a full time basis or part time basis
2 x (over 6's) - spaces available for summer holiday


I offer home work sessions as well as lots of activities for all age groups .

I have 2 x full time or part time school holiday/inset day spaces available.

I currently have 2 spaces for children 6+ for before and after school care from £3.50 per hour. Please call for details.

(PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF OUR SPACES)


I currently have 1 x 7 seater MPV which is fully insured for business use with full public liability insurance.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes no no no no
Morning yes yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

My childcare fees are designed to cater to all and are split so that you can design your own fee package.

Parents not wanting the hassle of providing food for their child to eat with us can pay a daily fee from £2.50 on top of their hourly cost and we will provide all meals through-out the day for your child (subject to age). With food costs spiralling in the UK at the moment we believe that this is an affordable option for all parents. I provide only the best healthy ingredients to our meals and take into account all food allergens, intolerance and preferences.

**NEW PRICING STRUCTURE FOR AUGUST 2019 **

Under 5's (not attending School) - £4.50 per hour

Petrol charged at 90p per mile

***WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 FOR UNDER 5's Spaces***

School Age Children 6+ (Wrap Around Care)

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PLACES from £3.50 per hour
School Holiday Care costs for over 6's from £3.50 per hour
Petrol charged at 0.90 per mile

15 hours - 3 and 4 year old EYEE Funding Available

30 hours - 3 and 4 year old EYEE Funding Available (dependent on eligibility - please check if your child is eligible for a 30 free hours space by contacting ESCC information for families)

15 hours - 2 year old EYEE Funding Available (dependent on eligibility - please check if your child is eligible for a 2 year funded space by contacting ESCC Information for families).

Discounts for siblings (only if not on any existing offer)
Discounts for NHS workers (only if not on any existing offer)
(Currently picking up and dropping off in Hastings and St Leonard's on Sea and will consider other areas on request.

Food costs are charged from £4.00 per day and this price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on age of child.

ALL HEALTHY SNACKS AND DRINKS ARE PROVIDED FREE of charge and are a mixture of fruit and vegetables, drinks provided are whole milk and fresh drinking water.

Also I am registered to accept childcare vouchers.

I offer lots of exciting outdoor activities from trips out to the park and beach to trips to local museums and cultural centres.

My Local Schools

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My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 27/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 27/11/2018)

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